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Almost Better Than Silence

375 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 137 ratings

An explicit comedy/video games podcast with guest interviews, conversation games, and more! New episodes air every Monday on all podcast platforms!

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Episodes

ABTS-375: Good Frustration

November 30, 2020 06:00 - 1 hour - 58.4 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, and Matt all discuss the games they've been playing plus some gaming news. Matt gives another Google Stadia update, Doug explains how challenging it is to revisit Demon's Souls, and Bren shares the various issues he's been having when playing Among Us. Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abts/6edd6e0b-3e75-45f3-8da0-eddd8f8b16b0 ...

ABTS-374: You Are What You Eat (Weenyworms)

November 23, 2020 06:00 - 1 hour - 71 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, and Matt discuss the games they've been playing, Matt tells about how he got a Google Stadia for free, Doug explains his experience with the PS5 so far, plus we get a Pinecast update! Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abts/25762661-3a0d-4d79-8f3b-17ccb63b07c1 This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

ABTS-373: Eggs With Legs

November 16, 2020 06:00 - 1 hour - 60.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren welcome Pat Johnston (The Melting Pat) back to the show! Together they discuss the games they've been playing, how Twitch has been banning users over copyrighted music, plus Doug tells how he was able to successfully order a PS5 on launch day! Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abts/f4aa730f-5382-458c-a8c6-6e0277aee9eb This po...

ABTS-372: Proud Of My Platinums

November 09, 2020 06:00 - 1 hour - 58.2 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug tells Bren about how he wants a PS5 now, Bren explains his love of the Digimon franchise, plus they discuss the Mass Effect Trilogy remake as well as the new game in development!

ABTS-371: What's Up With Bugs?

November 02, 2020 06:00 - 54 minutes - 50.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren discuss the games they've been playing, a story about how Doug's mom brought home the wrong CD from Boscov's, plus news topics including the free games for PS Plus members in November.

ABTS-370: Make A Trollmobile

October 26, 2020 05:00 - 54 minutes - 50 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back discussing the games they've been playing, Doug tells about he almost won his first Fall Guys game, plus why are there so many Saw movies?

ABTS-369: I Like Big Orc Go Smash

October 19, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 69.9 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren welcome Whitney Nelsen back to the show and together they discuss the games they've been playing, plus hear their thoughts on the Monster Hunter trailer!

ABTS-368: Killing People Discreetly

October 12, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 56.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back discussing the spooky season, the games they've been playing, plus a variety of news topics!

ABTS-367: Sasquatch Hunters

October 05, 2020 05:00 - 52 minutes - 48.4 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug welcomes back Matt Owen (Super Gamecast 64) and together they discuss the games they've been playing, spooky game recommendations for Halloween, plus they shout-out some deadly amusement parks!

ABTS-366: Trisha Hershberger Interview

September 28, 2020 05:00 - 30 minutes - 28.4 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview Trisha Hershberger (Sourcefed, What's News, The Dungeon Rundown)! Together they ask questions about her background in gaming, hosting, as well as play a game of What's That Sound! Trisha's Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/thatgrltrish Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatgrltrish/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/trishahershberger Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Nerdychick5 Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to...

ABTS-365: The Return of Judge Greg

September 21, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 62.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren welcome back friend of the show Judge Greg (Enthusiacs, Gamers Without Borders). Together they discuss the games they've been playing, the recent Playstation news, plus they play I Was The Walrus!

ABTS-364: Anxious Bois

September 14, 2020 05:00 - 56 minutes - 51.7 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren discuss the games they've been playing, some updates coming to the Twitch channel, plus some news coverage on the recent Ubisoft event.

ABTS-363: The Earth's Teeth

September 07, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 71.2 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren welcome back Nick Jenkins (Gamers Without Borders) and together they discuss the games they've been playing, the exciting news from the most recent Nintendo direct, plus they all play I Was The Walrus!

ABTS-362: Powerpuff Women

August 31, 2020 05:05 - 1 hour - 63.7 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back discussing how terrible 2020 continues to be, the games they've been playing, the twitch streams they've been watching, plus how there's a gritty Powerpuff Girls reboot (that no one asked for) on the horizon!

ABTS-361: Sad Uncle Frog

August 24, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 60.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back discussing the games they've been playing, how Doug set up his two PC streaming setup, how people irrationally hate the color yellow, and how we've joined a stream team on Twitch! Stream Team: https://www.twitch.tv/team/gnarlynation Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abts/d4129e7e-500d-41f0-94ca-3c1574ef90c9 This podc...

ABTS-360: Notoriously Horny Aliens

August 17, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 56 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are joined by returning friend Matt Owen (Super Gamecast 64)! Together they discuss the games they've been playing, tangents about the Oscars, the capabilities of Dreams VR, gripes with season passes, and more!

ABTS-359: The Wrong Dende

August 10, 2020 05:00 - 53 minutes - 49.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are joined by returning guest Fermin Martinez and together they discuss the games they've been playing, some news topics, plus they play Game Or No Game! Games discussed: Ghosts of Tsushima, Persona 4 Golden, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Need For Speed: Heat. Fermin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fmyay/ Tariq's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYN5IyxjuEVVjMRoXppgAJA ABTS Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3cKcnwYEwI Support...

ABTS-358: 2021 Looks Lit

August 03, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 64.2 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back talking about the games they've been playing, plus some unbelievable news topics like G4 coming back as well as a Jet Set Radio spiritual successor coming out next year. Did Doug use the Dragon Balls to summon Shenron or something?!

ABTS-357: Krillin's A Simp

July 27, 2020 05:00 - 52 minutes - 48 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren welcome back The Melting Pat himself Pat Johnston as they all talk about the games they've been playing, a few throwaway news topics, plus they play a Dragon Ball themed game of 10 Questions!

ABTS-356: Too Mad To Talk

July 20, 2020 05:00 - 57 minutes - 52.7 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are joined by returning host of the show Matt Basta as they all express their concerns with people refusing to wear masks during a global pandemic, discuss the games they've been playing, plus they revive the dead segment Tunnel of Love!

ABTS-355: You Can't Cuddle Jolteon

July 13, 2020 05:00 - 50 minutes - 46.8 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are joined by returning host of the show AJ as they all discuss the games they've been playing, a hefty Pokemon tangent, plus they play What's That Sound!

ABTS-354: Become The Meatball

July 06, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 66.5 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren reveal they've actually been playing games and have lots to discuss including the PS4 exclusive title Dreams and the demo for the highly anticipated (at least on this podcast) Rawmen! The Last of Us 2 accessibility link: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/the-last-of-us-part-ii-ps4/accessibility/ Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/...

ABTS-353: Marcos Mena Interview

June 29, 2020 05:00 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview Marcos Mena the guitarist of Standards! They discuss his journey in music thus far as well as his background in gaming, plus they get to play Game Or No Game! Standards social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearestandards/ Facebook Group (Standards Fruitposting): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2133847053496005/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearestandards Covet cover video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqyZnrKlx1g Support Almos...

ABTS-352: Skating Games Are Back Baby

June 22, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 74.7 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren catch up on games they've been playing, discuss the resurgence of skateboarding video games, complaints people have with The Last of Us 2, plus how Tails from the Sonic universe is dummy thicc. https://twitter.com/Lordy_DIA/status/1272976807856308225?s=19 Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abts/5ec9e082-266c-4177-a7ba-8c5cd09f...

ABTS-351: E3 Online

June 15, 2020 05:00 - 56 minutes - 51.8 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug tells Bren about his new phone, they discuss the few games they've been playing, plus they talk about E3 and the reveal of the next generation of consoles.

ABTS-350: Your Name The Hedgehog

June 08, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug tells Bren about how a tree demolished his shed, they each discuss the games they've been playing, plus go over a few news topics! Doug the Hedgehog: https://images.app.goo.gl/6SEtigKgm3DuVjdg7 Bren the Hedgehog: https://www.deviantart.com/terrix250/art/Bren-the-hedgehog-722771932 Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abts/139e3557-8e30-4...

ABTS-349: Mint Knows How To Party

June 01, 2020 05:00 - 56 minutes - 51.9 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug tells about his brief Farming Simulator 19 experience, Bren wraps up the XCOM franchise for good, plus they discuss the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel and Power Rangers fighting game!

ABTS-348: Cranky New Villagers

May 25, 2020 05:00 - 56 minutes - 52.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug tells Bren about how he's playing music again, they discuss the games they've been playing as well as some gaming and media news.

ABTS-347: Rizzo Has Left The Island

May 18, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 55.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back discussing the games they've been playing, how Doug is experiencing controller drift on his Switch, as well as some various gaming and media news topics.

ABTS-346: Fight of Animals

May 11, 2020 07:00 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug tells Bren how he's still enjoying Animal Crossing at a slow pace whereas Bren has burned out and now finds himself disappointed with Afterparty and Doug's lame jokes. Plus we learn about a fighting game with meme characters!

ABTS-345: The Turtle Room

May 04, 2020 05:00 - 57 minutes - 52.9 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back talking animal crossing, XCOM 2's latest expansion, plus they talk about the reception of Final Fantasy 7's remake!

ABTS-344: Dark Nook Net

April 27, 2020 05:00 - 51 minutes - 46.9 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, and Whitney all discuss what games they've been playing during quarantine, Bren explains how there is a black market for exchanging islanders in Animal Crossing, plus they play Game Or No Game!

ABTS-343: The 4/20 Blaze It Extravaganza

April 20, 2020 05:00 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, Matt, and Mark all join forces to celebrate the famous stoner holiday of 4/20! They discuss the games they've been playing, learn how Mark's been faring on a deserted island, plus they all play a weed themed Stumpers!

ABTS-342: Emma Erdbrink Interview

April 13, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 61.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview Emma Erdbrink (Doughboys, Headgum, All Things Comedy)! Together they discuss her background in podcasting and video gaming, what she's been playing lately, the origin story of how she met the Doughboys, plus she answers listener submitted questions!

ABTS-341: The Global Depression

April 06, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 60.1 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren welcome Mark back to the show to discuss COVID-19, the games they've been playing during quarantine, plus they play I Was The Walrus!

ABTS-340: No Millionaires In Animal Crossing

March 30, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 66.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back discussing the current state of the coronavirus pandemic, the games they've been playing (mostly Animal Crossing), and they conclude the episode with some gaming show topics! Animal Crossing QR Patterns link: https://acpatterns.com/editor Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/abts Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abts/a05fbeed-c937-4d56-8466-75736afd9a62 Th...

ABTS-339: Wash Your Hands

March 23, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren address the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the U.S. after decimating China and Italy. After that it's business as usual as they discuss the games they've been playing as well as a handful of show topics.

ABTS-338: Matt Apodaca Interview

March 16, 2020 05:00 - 48 minutes - 44.1 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug interviews Matt Apodaca (Candy Dinner, What's With These Homies Talkin' About Weezer)! We learn about his background in podcast producing for Earwolf, his own podcast endeavors, plus his background in video gaming. We also have a segment of fan-submitted questions before a game of What's That Sound! Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattapodaca Links: Doughboys game: http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/sdb/ Support Almost Better Than Silence by donating to their Tip J...

ABTS-337: Kame House Party Interview

March 09, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 67.2 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview Aaron and Vince from the Kame House Party podcast! Together they discuss their background in podcasting, the video games they've been playing, plus they all play a Dragon Ball Z themed I Was The Walrus!

ABTS-336: Repressed Nerds

March 02, 2020 12:11 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren go right into the games they've been playing, discuss how bad the Kingdom Hearts III DLC was, plus they play a DragonBall Z themed 10 Questions!

ABTS-335: The Mind Behind The Author w/ Patrick Hickey Jr.

February 24, 2020 06:00 - 46 minutes - 42.3 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug welcomes back returning guest Patrick Hickey Jr! Together they discuss the new additions to the Minds Behind The Games book series, his new voice acting opportunities since The Padre, plus they play Game Or No Game!

ABTS-334: Surgery School

February 17, 2020 06:00 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, and Matt discuss the games they've been playing, some news topics like flaming tromboners, plus they briefly revive the long dead conversation game Stumpers!

ABTS-333: Life Is Spoiled 2

February 10, 2020 06:00 - 1 hour - 96.6 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug is joined by returning guest and friend of the show Nick Jenkins from the Gamers Without Borders podcast. Together they have an in-depth discussion about the game Life Is Strange 2.

ABTS-332: Pigero Leaves The Orphans Behind

February 03, 2020 06:00 - 56 minutes - 51.4 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are back discussing the games they've been playing (Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Code Vein, Horizon Zero Dawn), plus they go off on a tangent about Dragon Ball Z and the live action One Piece adaptation coming to Netflix!

ABTS-331: Coming Soon Is Still Coming Soon

January 27, 2020 06:00 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Whitney are joined by returning guest Fermin Martinez and together they discuss the games they've been playing, what's been going on in gaming news, plus they play Game Or No Game!

ABTS-330: Sick of Sword Bois

January 20, 2020 06:00 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug welcomes Bren back to the show and we hear about his vacation home, the games they've been playing, plus we express our disappointment with the latest Smash character announcement!

ABTS-329: Mark Is Gonna Be A Dad

January 13, 2020 06:00 - 44 minutes - 41.1 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Mark are back talking about life updates, the games they've been playing, plus a handful of gaming news topics. Mark announces that his wife is pregnant and Doug tells listeners how he is interning for a booking agency for touring musicians!

ABTS-328: Best Games of 2019

January 06, 2020 06:00 - 1 hour - 58.2 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug welcomes back returning guest and friend of the show Matt Owen of the Super Gamecast 64 podcast! Together they discuss some of their favorite games that released in 2019.

ABTS-327: Massive Game Thing

December 30, 2019 06:00 - 57 minutes - 52.7 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are joined by returning guest and friend of the show Pat Johnston (The Melting Pat)! Together they discuss the games they've been playing, Doug gives an update on an emo show he attended, plus they play Game Or No Game!

ABTS-326: Bastaclaus Is Dead (5 Year Anniversary)

December 23, 2019 06:00 - 1 hour - 63.8 MB

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Matt, and Bren all look back on the past 5 years of recording this podcast and discuss the highlights as well as what games they've been playing, plus we learn the truth about Bastaclaus before going down another Tunnel of Love!

Guests

Amir Rajan
1 Episode
Charles Max Wood
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Jason Roberts
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Jeff Cannata
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John Sonmez
1 Episode
Jon Gabrus
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Nick Wiger
1 Episode
Reggie Watts
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